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Advanced 1 (Online) – Monday evenings

Advanced 1 will help you become more fluent in the language, deepen your understanding of the nuances of Italian, and approach authentic material (i.e. TV news, newspapers, films). The focus will be on speaking correctly and learning new grammar topics, distinguishing between the past, present, and future tenses. Italian culture is an integral part of this course: through interviews and readings you will learn about many aspects of Italian art, history, politics, and contemporary society

Once completing Advanced 1, 2, and 3 you’ll be able to converse with native speakers, follow debates and discuss current issues using more complex and linguistically accurate structures and a greater range of vocabulary.

This course is for students who have completed the Intermediate 3 course or for those who have high intermediate experience with the Italian language and are comfortable having conversations in different verb tenses.

What you will learn

  • Students will continue to add to your vocabulary and develop the complexity of your sentences in everyday situations, including travel, food, shopping, transportation, family, and business
  • Students will learn how to the correct registers of the language in various situations
  • You’ll improve your command of topic-related vocabulary and ability to vary your style according to the situation.
  • You will learn critical grammatical structures, such as the subjunctive in various tenses, perfect conditional, past perfect, and pronominal verbs.


Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 3 is required. The course consists of chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4


Monday evening, JULY 11 to SEPTEMBER 12, 2022
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
10 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.


209$ (+5%GST) Early Bird Rate available until June 27th

Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be canceled by the school administration at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.
For any further info about our cancellation policy please visit Cancellation & Refund policy.



Jul 11 2022


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm




Online Class


  • Francesco Zappalà
    Francesco Zappalà

    I grew up in Italy where I reached the rank of captain of the Air Force and as a lawyer obtained a doctorate in Commercial and Business Law at the Universitá degli Studi La Sapienza di Roma. I recently moved to Vancouver with my family. I am a lover of Italian cuisine, especially Sicilian, and a fan of “calcio”, but also of other sports. I spent my childhood and adolescence in my wonderful Sicily, specifically in Catania. Teaching is part of my DNA. Currently I am a University Professor and Associate Researcher of Law. I was an Italian instructor several universities and Italian associations, for instance at the Dante Alighieri Society, chapter Cali Colombia where I lived for several years. I’m a certified examinator for language exams. Teaching Italian is above all a way to promote Italian culture and “l’Italianitá.”

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